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Employee Representation in Multinational Companies

The Articulation of Interests in Multilevel Action Fields

Authors: Haipeter, Thomas, Hertwig, Markus, Rosenbohm, Sophie

  • Focuses on the intertwining types of collective actors of workers’ representations at local, national and transnational levels
  • Offers empirical results from over 70 interviews conducted at a wide range of MNCs and trade unions
  • Analyses the role of German board level representation in the process of articulation
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Investigating the issue of employee representation in multinational companies (MNCs), this book sets out to systematically conceptualise the modes of articulation between different action fields. While previous studies have focused on forms of employee representation that have emerged throughout recent decades, rather little is known about the interaction and coordination of representational bodies and actors, such as trade unions and European or World Works Councils. Given the growing importance of transnational restructuring in MNCs, understanding the conditions under which employees are able to participate in company decision-making is a crucial issue. Based on empirical case studies and interviews with employee representatives from ten countries across Europe, the authors investigate the role of representational bodies in periods of company restructuring. Proposing a shift in perspectives in research on transnational labour relations and bringing new insights into structures and practices of employee representation in MNCs, this book will be a valuable read for both scholars and practitioners.

About the authors

Thomas Haipeter is Head of the research unit Working Time and Work Organisation at the Institute for Work, Skills and Training (IAQ) at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. His research interests involve industrial relations, work organisation, transnationalisation and digitalisation. He is member of several professional associations.

Markus Hertwig is Professor of Sociology at Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany. His research focuses on industrial relations and the digitalisation of work and organisations. He is a board member of the German Industrial Relations Association (GIRA).

Sophie Rosenbohm is a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute for Work, Skills and Training (IAQ) at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. Her research interests revolve around industrial relations, sociology of work and organisations, and research methods. She is co-editor of the refereed journal Industrielle Beziehungen (The German Journal of Industrial Relations).

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction: Transnational Interest Representation and the Articulation of Employee Interests

    Haipeter, Thomas (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • Articulation, Structuration, and Action Fields: Theoretical Approaches

    Haipeter, Thomas (et al.)

    Pages 19-45

  • Research Strategy and Design

    Haipeter, Thomas (et al.)

    Pages 47-77

  • Patterns of Articulation

    Haipeter, Thomas (et al.)

    Pages 79-182

  • Varieties of Articulation: Interest Representation in Multinational Companies at National and Local Level

    Haipeter, Thomas (et al.)

    Pages 183-224

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-97559-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-97558-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Employee Representation in Multinational Companies
Book Subtitle
The Articulation of Interests in Multilevel Action Fields
Authors
Translated by
Burgess, P.
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-97559-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-97559-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-97558-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 294
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
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